Hi all I am after any information as my bright beautiful daughter 6 years of age has been having absences for a about 4 months we have had an EEG done most of her absences last for about 15 to 30 seconds, Don't know if this is normal.
We have seen a consultant at the local Hospital, me and my wife felt that he was very flippant with what she had and was confused to what medicine to give her, he prescribed ethosuximide. We were not informed of any side affects and just told to take this if it doesn't work come back and he will try something else. Don't want to sound ungrateful towards the NHS but I'm very sceptical when it comes to one drug fits all.
Does any one have any experience with this drug on their child. we are unsure if we should get a second opinion, we have been told by a friend to try the alder hay in liverpool as they take a better approach towards the medication.
Please any feed back would be much appreciated.